Werthead

WHEEL OF TIME officially optioned for television

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20 minutes ago, Astromech said:

Bela should be the pov for the series.

Why wouldn't she be?  She's a hero of the horn after all...

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3 hours ago, Gertrude said:

Well, the incest is a pretty major driver of the plot, so it has an actual purpose. And who's NOT judging that? Are there a big contingent of people out there defending their love and calling it beautiful? We're supposed to think it's creepy. We've just become accustomed to it. The harem serves no real purpose. You can keep the Elayne/Avi relationship. In fact, I would be upset if they didn't because as strange as it is, it's refreshing to not see it devolve into just jealousy and competition. Keep all the aspects of the female relationships and how their love for Rand affects them, but just don't have them all agree to share him because ick. In the books it's all too clean and happy and yay - Rand gets to sleep with all of them! It should be more messy than that.

Trust me, I was waiting to see why the harem was relevant to the plot and expecting some sort of payoff. Since it never came, it's a lot harder to swallow.

Fair enough. I do agree that them agreeing to all share him was iffy as fuck. My point with the incest thing was not that it wasn't iffy, but that it barely generates comment anymore, let alone controversy.

As for it serving a purpose... I suppose one could argue that those bonds all helped Rand with not devolving into complete lunacy, but that's barely critical. It was just a way for Rand to have three women he banged but not be judged for it. I'd be happy to see it go. Maybe Aviendha and Elayne just fall for each other, and decide that they'd rather have each other and leave Rand to Min?

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Apparently the guy who is supposed to be the showrunner of the TV show just tweeted this 

Should I get excited?

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1 hour ago, Nicomo Cosca said:

Apparently the guy who is supposed to be the showrunner of the TV show just tweeted this 

Should I get excited?

Potentially, but not until we get a production partner confirmed.

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2 hours ago, Nicomo Cosca said:

Apparently the guy who is supposed to be the showrunner of the TV show just tweeted this 

Should I get excited?

I dunno, all I can think of is the disclaimer "If you bought this book without a cover you should know that it was reported as damaged to the publisher."

I think the dude may be a legit thief.

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1 hour ago, Werthead said:

Potentially, but not until we get a production partner confirmed.

You would think that production companies would line up to be a part of this...

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38 minutes ago, Martini Sigil said:

You would think that production companies would line up to be a part of this...

You would, but there are significant costs involved and everyone with the pockets big enough to do this are committed already. So far we have:

Amazon - Lord of the Rings

HBO - Game of Thrones & spin-offs

Showtime - The Name of the Wind prequel thing

Netflix - The Witcher

Starz - Outlander and American Gods

AMC - The Walking Dead and Preacher (and are skinflint bastards who can't afford this)

SyFy - The Expanse and The Magicians (and now Nightflyers)

 

It's not impossible that Amazon or Netflix would plump for a second fantasy series, and Starz may judge an epic fantasy different from their current fare to make it worthwhile. CBS All Access and FX seem like possible homes for this. FX is also now owned by Disney and Disney may be interested with an epic fantasy series to back up their SF stuff (Star Wars) and Marvel comic book projects. They may also be eyeing WoT for the new Disney adult streaming service or Hulu.

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17 minutes ago, Werthead said:

You would, but there are significant costs involved and everyone with the pockets big enough to do this are committed already. So far we have:

Amazon - Lord of the Rings

HBO - Game of Thrones & spin-offs

Showtime - The Name of the Wind prequel thing

Netflix - The Witcher

Starz - Outlander and American Gods

AMC - The Walking Dead and Preacher (and are skinflint bastards who can't afford this)

SyFy - The Expanse and The Magicians (and now Nightflyers)

 

It's not impossible that Amazon or Netflix would plump for a second fantasy series, and Starz may judge an epic fantasy different from their current fare to make it worthwhile. CBS All Access and FX seem like possible homes for this. FX is also now owned by Disney and Disney may be interested with an epic fantasy series to back up their SF stuff (Star Wars) and Marvel comic book projects. They may also be eyeing WoT for the new Disney adult streaming service or Hulu.

Outlander will have another season?

And I think netflix might go for wot. If it is well done it has more potencial than any other of these projects with the exception of got spin offs and LoR. But this also depends on what time of westeros and midle earth these projects will focus... They might end up being worse than wot if they aren t carefull. 

 

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30 minutes ago, Werthead said:

You would, but there are significant costs involved and everyone with the pockets big enough to do this are committed already. So far we have:

Amazon - Lord of the Rings

HBO - Game of Thrones & spin-offs

Showtime - The Name of the Wind prequel thing

Netflix - The Witcher

Starz - Outlander and American Gods

AMC - The Walking Dead and Preacher (and are skinflint bastards who can't afford this)

SyFy - The Expanse and The Magicians (and now Nightflyers)

 

It's not impossible that Amazon or Netflix would plump for a second fantasy series, and Starz may judge an epic fantasy different from their current fare to make it worthwhile. CBS All Access and FX seem like possible homes for this. FX is also now owned by Disney and Disney may be interested with an epic fantasy series to back up their SF stuff (Star Wars) and Marvel comic book projects. They may also be eyeing WoT for the new Disney adult streaming service or Hulu.

You make good points, but there is a difference between networks, and production companies.... even Game of thrones is produced not only by HBO, but television 360, Grok Studios, Generator Ent, and BigHead Littlehead.... I imagine  a project like this will need several partners

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17 minutes ago, Martini Sigil said:

You make good points, but there is a difference between networks, and production companies.... even Game of thrones is produced not only by HBO, but television 360, Grok Studios, Generator Ent, and BigHead Littlehead.... I imagine  a project like this will need several partners

The production company will be Sony Television (through a holding company for various legal reasons). That's already in place.

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2 minutes ago, Werthead said:

The production company will be Sony Television (through a holding company for various legal reasons). That's already in place.

Ah... I getcha now.... and regardless... to speak to your point... even if they did seek additional partners.... a show like this will be expensive to purchase for any network... and the ones you mentioned are probably the only ones who could afford it.... 

If SONY is footing the entire production cost.... it might be a smart move for them to move it to Crackle, and charge a monthly fee.... this kind of show could be their anchor.

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11 minutes ago, Martini Sigil said:

Ah... I getcha now.... and regardless... to speak to your point... even if they did seek additional partners.... a show like this will be expensive to purchase for any network... and the ones you mentioned are probably the only ones who could afford it.... 

If SONY is footing the entire production cost.... it might be a smart move for them to move it to Crackle, and charge a monthly fee.... this kind of show could be their anchor.

Apparently Sony is also considering flogging their entire TV and movie operation (shades of Fox) so it depends whether that happens and who steps up the plate and what happens then.

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